Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Delta Motorsport, a leading UK automotive and motorsport engineering consultancy, today announced that Delta has agreed to integrate the Qualcomm Halo™ Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) system into its Delta E-4 Coupé electric vehicles, which are intended for deployment in Qualcomm’s London WEVC trial.
The London WEVC trial is scheduled to commence in the second half of 2012 and is expected to be supported by a cross section of stakeholders, including government departments and agencies, as well as commercial and private sector enterprises. The objectives of the trial are to evaluate the commercial viability of the wireless charging of electric vehicles (EVs), to develop a further understanding of issues relating to the integration of WEVC technology into EVs, to build knowledge associated with the deployment of WEVC into a megacity, and to gain user feedback on the use of WEVC-enabled electric vehicles.
“Delta Motorsport has developed an advanced passenger EV that is a good platform to demonstrate our Qualcomm Halo Wireless EV Charging in pre-commercial deployments,” said Anthony Thomson, vice president of business development and marketing at Qualcomm Europe Inc. “Delta brings high-performance automotive engineering design to the London WEVC trial and the Delta E-4 Coupé displays technology at the cutting edge of EV innovation.”
“Wireless EV Charging is the next technology step for the Delta E-4 Coupé, while the integration of Qualcomm Halo EV charging technology into the Delta E-4 Coupé and rigorous user testing in the London trial will help us better understand future EV engineering challenges,” said Nick Carpenter, technical director at Delta Motorsport.
Delta Motorsport also plans to participate with Qualcomm Europe Inc. on a steering committee for the London trial and to provide support for the London Trial.
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About Delta Motorsport
Formed in 2005 by Managing Director Simon Dowson and Technical Director Nick Carpenter, Delta Motorsport has established itself as a leading engineering consultancy in the automotive and motorsport sectors, with clients from F1 teams to high-volume carmakers. Delta also has a strong R&D capability, with its current focus falling on electric and hybrid vehicles and their enabling technologies (such as lightweight structures, efficient electrical systems and innovative power train configurations).